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RSMeans JOCWorks™ Job Order Contracting Solution

Facility owners are using a new project delivery method for renovations – Job Order Contracting – that effectively addresses project backlog by reducing schedules by as much as sixty percent. Furthermore, JOC dramatically decreases administrative costs by as much as twenty five percent and virtually eliminates change orders.

JOC has been in place since the 1980’s in the military and is migrating to other markets – including federal agencies, healthcare systems, colleges & universities, municipals and school systems. In 2009 these markets represented $15 billion of activity including renovation of approximately 271 million SF.

RSMeans Business Solutions offers project management services to prepare organizations for JOC delivery methods along with its premier software JOCWorks™ developed specifically for renovation estimating. JOCWorks™ is comprehensive and completes estimates in rapid time. It includes the ability to prepare a technical evaluation of the contractor’s price proposal. It easily handles multiple co-efficients, and can import drawing files to perform on-screen takeoffs.

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Consulting is available from Means to determine organizational readiness for JOC; to develop capability to execute JOC contracts including the purchasing process; to set up policies, procedures and processes; and to research and implement a local customized JOC price book. Training and technical support is available for your staff to enhance professional skills for preparing JOC budgets and cost estimates.

Features of JOCWorks™ software –

  • Enhanced search capability to find Means lines using a customizable Index
  • Contractors can audit the cost estimate history
  • Takeoff formulas and electronic takeoff to increase estimating productivity
  • Non pre-priced items are reported separately from the price book items
  • Project management, document management, management reports
  • Exports to Microsoft™ Excel and Adobe™ PDF files

JOCWorks™ Software and Documentation


JOC Case Abstracts prepared by Centennial Enterprises, Inc.
Spring 2010

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Robert Gair, Principal, RSMeans Business Solutions is a consultant to government and education agencies and develops technology-centric solutions. A specialist in Job Order Contracting, Mr. Gair is on the Board of Directors for the Center of Job Order Contracting.

Email Robert at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 781 422 5103

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